The True Spirit of Memorial Day

  • Posted by admin
  • 05.22.15
  • 5:37 pm

Many of us view Memorial Day as the kickoff to summer. But did you know that Memorial was originally called Decoration Day, a day of remembrance for those who died serving in the nation’s Armed Forces?

The “Memorial” in Memorial Day has been ignored by too many of us who are beneficiaries of those who have given the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms. Often we do not observe the day as it should be, a day where we actively remember our ancestors, our family members, our loved ones, our neighbors, and our friends who fought for us.

This year, we can honor our Veterans by:

  • Visiting cemeteries and placing flags or flowers on the graves of our fallen heroes
  • Visiting memorials
  • Flying the U.S. Flag at half-staff until noon
  • Participating in a “National Moment of Remembrance” at 3 p.m. to pause and think upon the true meaning of the day
  • Renewing a pledge to aid the widows, widowers, and orphans of our fallen soldiers, and to aid the disabled veterans whenever possible

We hope you join us and take a few moments this Memorial Day to reflect on the true meaning of the day, to observe the day and be mindful of the sacrifices of others before we go and enjoy the freedoms they bought for us.  We honor the lives that were given for our great country and the many soldiers overseas today that still fight for us!

In observance of the upcoming holiday, our office will be closed on Monday, May 25, 2015 and will resume normal business hours Tuesday, May 26, 2015.

Our entire staff is wishing you and your family a very happy & safe Memorial Day!


The Westwood Residential and Taylor Land Two Team